OpenAI’s ChatGPT was recently blocked in Italy. The Italian data-protection authority said there were privacy concerns relating to the model. Some other nations raised privacy issues around ChatGPT.
To address some of those concerns, OpenAI today announced new ways for ChatGPT users to control their data. First, ChatGPT users can now turn off chat history.
Also, conversations in ChatGPT when chat history is disabled won’t be used to train and improve the models. ChatGPT is rolling out this feature starting today. When chat history is disabled, OpenAI will however retain conversations for 30 days and review them only when needed to monitor for abuse, before permanently deleting.
OpenAI is also working on a new ChatGPT Business subscription for people who need more control over their data. ChatGPT Business will follow API’s data usage policies, so end users’ data won’t be used to train the models by default. ChatGPT Business will be available in the coming months.
OpenAI also announced a new Export option to make it easier for ChatGPT users to export their ChatGPT data. Users receive a file with their conversations and all other relevant data used by ChatGPT via an email.